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Vanilla Chocolate Socks


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  • Short Rows

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These socks came about when I wanted the look of a short row heel in a contrasting colour but with the fit of a gusset. I really didn't want to break up the colours of my yarn or get pooling, so I experimented with using a combination of a mini-gusset and a short row heel turn and found the perfect fit that just 'pops' onto my foot! I use this sock construction all the time now to get my perfect fit. These are great for minimising pooling or colour changes caused by increasing stitches and are also a fun way to use up small amounts of yarn. Sizes available are small, medium and large (7",8" and 9" foot circumference). The sock is toe up. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit in the round, magic cast on, short rows GAUGE 8 stitches and 13 rows = 1 inch in Stockinette SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Small(7"), medium(8") and large(9) foot circumference. This gives a sock with ~0.5" negative ease. Additional sizes can be achieved by changing needle sizes.

Recommended with this pattern

  • US 1 - 2.25 mm needles
  • 100g 4ply yarn in 5 colours (~20g of each)
  • Stitch Markers

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The Creative Corner
I love the creativity of knitting and enjoy exploring new colours, fibres and techniques. I learnt to knit when I was five (I think!) from my mum and grandparents, since then I haven't stopped! As an experienced knitter I take a lot of time and care over my knitting patterns to ensure that they are as accessible as possible to newer knitters, you will often find helpful hints, tips and ideas dotted around my patterns. For some patterns there are help pages at the end, brilliant for less experienced knitters but can also be easily omitted by more experienced knitters who want to save their printer ink. I enjoy sharing my craft and skills and hope to introduce many more people to knitting. I hope you have as much fun knitting my designs as I did creating them!